Jesse Goolsby is the author of the novel I'D WALK WITH MY FRIENDS IF I COULD FIND THEM (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and collection ACCELERATION HOURS (University of Nevada Press). His fiction and essays have appeared widely, including Narrative, Salon, Kenyon Review, Epoch, The Literary Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, TriQuarterly, and the Best American series. He is the recipient of the Richard Bausch Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Memorial Award in Fiction, and a Holland & Knight Distinguished Fellowship from the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts. Goolsby was raised in Chester, California, and now lives in San Antonio, TX.

Other Works

  • Acceleration Hours


Awards and Recognition

  • John Gardner Memorial Award in Fiction
  • Richard Bausch Fiction Prize
  • Florida Book Award
  • Holland & Knight Fellow - Hambidge Center for Creative Art & Science
  • Walter E. Dakin Fellow - Suwanee Writers Conference